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Welcome to the new AAN website!

We hope you will find it both visually appealing and highly functional. We have added current material highlighting the work across our four nodes, which are devoted to Academic Career Paths,

External Resources related to Academic Staff & Fixed-Term Faculty


In addition to the presentation slides based on our October, 2017 Leadership session on Supporting the Development of Academic Staff and Fixed-Term Faculty, these books were listed as resources.

Executive Leadership Academy Seminar Series

Executive Leadership Academy Seminar Series


Strong leadership is essential for organizational success. Michigan State University is pleased to offer the Executive Leadership Academy (ELA), which provides opportunities for high quality cross-campus leadership development and dialogue.

Leadership Institute


Each year, the Leadership Institute series offers academic administrators the opportunity to interact with their peers around key topics. This series of short sessions are designed to expand upon themes introduced at New Administrator Orientation.

Professional Development Organizations

There are many additional resources you may access, offered through MSU’s institutional partnership with national and regional organizations. Please take advantage of these opportunities.

Academic Career Paths

NCFDD offers live and recorded webinars,


The Office of Faculty and Academic Staff Development is organized around four nodes, each covering a topic that is crucial to the development of the careers of faculty and academic staff.

Leadership Development

A range of skills and responsibilities are critical to administrative roles, which commonly involve a blend of leadership, management, and service.  These skills and responsibilities will form the foci for training and mentoring to be provided by the Leadership Node,